THE 'IfE-BRttXA INDEPENDENT
ft NEWS OF TH E WEEK I
4 Weekly Resume of the Really Vital News by the Editor V
They recently built a new hotel In
New York, costing millions of dol
lars. It was opened for guests last
Monday. - The hotel is eighteen stories
high and so are the prices. The first
day Jt had only-two patrons Mr. and
Mrs. Trasch, who thought the Waldorf
Astoria was not exclusive enough for
them. This hotel was built expressly
for the exclusive and tho millionaires,
but times are so hard in New York
that the Investment is likely to prove
a . loss. The extravagances of Louis
XIV have been doubly discounted by
many millionaires of . New York, , but
the darkening outlook compels many
of them to curtail expenses, so the
St. Regis may provtf a failure.
The army of the unemployed in the
eastern states receives thousands into
its ranks every week. A large por
tion of the factories of the eastern
states are shut down. The textile
.works lead the list.
' Vermont went 32,000 republican and
.Arkansas went 25,000. democratic at
the state - elections last Tuesday.
Whoopee! Hurrah! Whooplo!' ;Wall
street is in it this time. The vote in
Vermont proves that Roosevelt-is' to
be elected ( and the vote in Arkansas
proves that Parker is to be elected. It
don't "make any difference which! Un
der either or both of them the policy
of this government will not- be
changed. , . . ." , ' v "
The men who call themselves , the
people's democratic party in New Jer
sey, through their chairman, Geo. A.
tHonnecker, have called a convention
to meet at Atlantic City on Saturday,
September 10. That convention 'will
Jput . a full , people's party, state ticket
in the field headed with- Watson and
Tibbies electors. Populists are as
" assaulting the trusts in their very
stronghold and place of their birth.
I- The effort to keep Parker before the
people while the committee keeps its
mouth shut is watched - with much
j amusement by spectators -of aJJ par
ties. Last week the reporters were
unven, aiter exnausung every otner
'resource, to write about Parker's dog;
"Teddy." The Associated Press loaded
down the wires with a long, story
about how Teddy got into a fight5, with
a skunk, how they bathed the dog
i,n the Hudson river, how they poured
a bottle of cologne over him,, how he
was shut out of the house, how ; he
scratched at the door and Mrs. Parker
would not let him in" All this, j no
-doubt, has a great bearing on the cles
.tlnies of 80,000,000 of. people," the'dis
tress in the great cities, , the hun
dreds of thousands of men and women
out of employment, the recent rise in
the price ofUaer's coal, the independ
ence( of the Philippines, the estab
lishment of a bank trust through
branch banking, forming of moneyed
aristocracy such as the ''world never
saw, the increase of the navy and ar
my, and the constantly: increasing de
ficit in the government revenues;, but
ordinary people can't see how. -To
them the dog and the skunk only ty
pify the awful odor that rises unto
heaven from the Paxker-nill-Belmont
combination. Perhaps those reporters
sent to watch Parker,' to describe his
morning baths, what he eats, When
he goes to bed, when hq gets ii!fiow
loug- he sleeps,- the names of his .oxen
and his dog, have played another
trick on our distinguished friend, Mel
vin ' Id. Stone, the head, of the Asso
ciated Press and avenged themselves
1. t ....... j. ' ii . .
in ui'U uj ii-r wuiugtiueni at sucn
silly work. They wanted to say: "Dog
gon Parker and this whole Dave. Hill
business, and they adopted this dog
wey um mti uesi way lO CIO U. "
' Tom Patterson Is writing editorials
about tho "iron law of i wages," quot
ing Carlyle who said modern liberty
''was liberty to starve," alluding to
Mrs, Drowning' poem:
'Do j on hear the children weeping,
Oh, my, brothers?"
and running the whole range of pro
tests against th oppression of v the
trusts, and capital, while at the same
time he is mipportlng Parker for pres
ident. If It were not pitiful to pee
a man m prostitute himself, tt would
bo' the greatest fane of modern times.
How nisny people of Colorado will
1c entrrtalno.J by the fane and then
po home to tare walla and empty cupboards?
pears from the report that the at
tendance was about 10,000.
If one should accuse a man of be
longing to the banks or the trusts or
the railroads, it would be "resented as
an insult. However, occasionally a
man will be seen who boast3 that he
belongs to the republican party or the
democratic party, which means 'exactly
the same thing, under the present cir
Peabody's deporting scheme and the
forcing of every workingman to join
the Citizens Alliance union at Crip
ple Creek has at last got into the
United States courts and an injunction
has teen issued by a federal judge
ordering the whole business stopped.
. Senators Piatt, Depew, Proctor,
Morgan and Bacon are all disgusted
with Dave Hill because he gave as a
reason for his retirement that he was
61 years old. These senators claim
that a man's real usefulness in poll
tics begins when he is about 75 years
old, and Grandpa Davis was so dis
gusted that he refused to discuss the
question at -all.
The great dailies are so much ex
cited this campaign that they can dis
cuss nothing except such topics as:
"The American Woman," "The Sleep
less Night," "The, New Army Rifle,"
and things of like nature.
The little dominion of Canada has
brought the steel trust "to taw." The
enforcing of retaliatory duties on it,
will be the greatest kind of a bless
ing to this country. The trusf has al
ready been forced to reduce prices in
this country or lose its trade with
Canada. It can no longer sell steel
rails here at $28 a ton and in Canada
at $22. Canada slaps on the differ
ence in a duty equal to it.
The Associated Press nave nurh a
condensed reiKirt of Wataou's Labor
day perch at Kan.n City that no
Mm of jt can I? cl)U!r.cJ, It ap-
The Japanese war is still attracting
the attention of the whole world, and
without doubt will be considered by
future generations as one of the great
est wars of all history. There are
nearly a million men engaged in try
ing to kill each other, having to as
sist them all the modern inventions,
including high explosives, modern can
non and long range repeating rifles.
The slaughter does not seem to be so
great as the improvement in arms
would indicate. It really seems a fact
that as the range and velocity of guns
are increased and the power of explo
sives augmented, the casualties de
The present situation. Is. the Rus
sians have been so badly defeated
that they are on a retreat out of'Man
churia. There was nine days of con
tinuous fighting night and day in
front of the Russian stronghold of
Liao Yang. The place had been forti
fied, tne Russians spending mouths in
trying to make it impreguable, but the
Japanese drove the Russians out of it
Ever since the war began at the Yalu
river, the Japanese have beeu assault
ing fortifications, and never yet met
No such ..battle lias been fought in
m.v.tin times as the Rattle of Liao
Van,.,. For nine days without ceas
ing, Uh Japanese generals threw their
mcii against modern fortifications.
How the immense amounts of ammu
nition and supplies were brought up
and always ready is a surprise to mili
tary men the world , over. Hundreds
of tons of shell and solid shot were
u.vd. but no battery was ever silenced
fcr want of ammunition. There were
uc mistaVes in strategy or in tactics,
'ihe Immense Japanese army and ev
ery iortion of It was always right
where the commanding general wanted
il to be.
The bravery of the assaults In the
(filter of the Russian Hnr by the
Japanese have never been excelled In
any battle of which the world has
knowledge, but the defeat of tho Itui
biaUw was due to tho splendid gener
alship of the commander-in-thlef of
the Japanese force, Marshal Oyauia.
Vhih preHHliia the main line of the
Ktwskuia ho fiercely that no troop.
could le spared from It, he made a
feint of a flank movement to the west
ana one In earnest to the east. ThU
flanMHfj cnttnnn hud to fro a jtwnt
bn river, but It got so nearly In the
rear of the Kuntdans that General
Kuropatkln a forced tu order a re
treat, , II burned hh ntnrea, the
tribes s:i I tore tip the raSJrcai as h?
retired, but the Japanese soldiers,
after nine days' fighting, pushedjbold
iy on and constantly attacked the rear
guards, while Kurokl pushed his fam
ishing and worn out men steadily for
ward all the time, threatening to out
march the Russians and get In 'their
It waa. supposed that the Russians
would make another stand at Muk
den, but the advance of Kuroki on
parallel roads to those on which the
Russians were retreating made Muk
den untenable and the immense sup
ply trains- and heavy artillery of the
Russians made no stop there. The next
stopping place for them will be Har
bin on the very verge of Manchuria
while Mukden .will be a splendid base
for the Japanese.
After all these disastrous defeats the
pro-Russian press of Europe say that
it is a Japanese defeat and to sus
tain that contention malce the follow
ing argument.- "The withdrawal north
of Kouropatkin's army has . actually
converted what, might have been dis
aster to himself Jnto what is regarded
as a reverse for the Japanese, for the
failure of the Japanese to hold Gen
eral Kuropatkiri's army and inflict a
decisive blow, it is claimed, can not be
regarded otherwise than a reverse.'
The Independent relates the facts and
allows ,every reader to draw his own
The Japanese army investing Port
Arthur has kept up a continual bom
bardment accompanied by many in
fantry assaults. The 1 forces there
have been reinforced with one whole
division of fresh troops which were
landed last Monday. The city and the
surrounding forts are kept under one
continuous hail of solid shot and shell
and it can be only a question, of time
when it will -fall. The bravery of the
defense is as -much admired as the
courage of the beseigers. .
Colorado Irrigated Farms Will Pay
You 50 to 80 per cent annually.
Rented, will pay you from 20 to 30
per cent annually. . .
A sure crop every - year, and the
highest prospect ot doubling, your in
vestment in two years or less. These
farms are located in the 'Box Elder
and South Platte Valleys of Colorado.
There are six millions dollars in
vested in sugar beet factories in this
valley. Farms are paying enormously,
as they have a sure crop and a big
one every year, ample water supply,
ID reservoirs, and more than enough.
We are selling farms in this valley
at $50 and $C3 per acre; several have
been rented during the-past year at
$10 per acre, cash rent: paying 20 per
cent on the investment. Four miles
down "the valley from ' where these
farm3 are located farms are selling
at $lo0 to $200 per acre. Twentv
miles further south in the valley,
farms are selling at $200 to $250 per
acre, paying on this valuation annual
ly 20 per cent. Rented land that we
are offering is equally as valuable
when fully developed and improved as
the farina that are selling at $230 per
We have yet about 10,000 acres of
this land to sell with -perpetual water
rights and are of trie opinion that
anyone purchasing a farm in thlj val
ley will double his money within one
Wheat, oats, barley, potatoes, sua;ar
beets, alfalfa, fruit, all vio with each
other In quantity and quality. The
result is. farming by Irrigation is Ideal
aud peace and pleuty abound.
Wo have sold this wees two farms
In tho Dux LlJer. I.ailmer county.
Colorado, to a prominent gentleman
of Lincoln. After purc;jj:ns them he
leaded them for three years at an an
nual rental of 1" per cent on hU In
vestment ,to good and responsible par
W have sold several partes dur
ing ih pant vear who hv rn!
their farms si equally as hl;h percent-
Ai an Investment tt fa of the high
est character, combining remarkable
pocslMlltlfS of Isr- pro,! aa
exceptional decree of safety, relia
bility and permanency.
Which Is, the better Investment buy
eas;rn land at f 50 an acre and rent
at at $3 an acre or buy Colorado land
at $50 and rent it for $10 the eastern
farmer gets 6 per cent and the Colora
do man gets 20 per cent on his Invest
ment Send "tor literature.
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very great Improvement has been made
in the treatment of diseases of the
heart. : flases formerly considered in
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Treatment free to our-afflicted readers.
This liberal offer i3 for the purpose
of demonstrating the unusual curative
powers of his new Treatment for heart
troubles, such as short breath, pain in
the side, oppression in the chest, irreg
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spells, puffing of the ankles or dropsy.
They are the result of twenty-five
years of careful study, extensive .re
search, and remarkable experience in
treating diseases of the heart, stomach,
liver, kidneys and nerves, which often
complicate each case. " '
The Treatments are prepared ex
pressly for each patient, as the result
s very much more certain and satis
factory. ' '
Few physicians have such confidence
n their remedies. And there Is no rea
son whv all afflicted Dersons should
not avail themselves of this liberal of
fer. No death conies more suddenly
than that from heart disease. Thou
sands die unnecessarily each year be
cause most physicians do not under- '
stand their cases
Mr.' Frank Smith, of dhicneo. wns onrvl of
lienrt dropsy, ftftcr five leaillna nhVBicians hud
tftven her up. Mr. Kctster, o I Chicago, was cured
alter failure oi len able physicians.
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